Student Life – Placements and Opportunities

In this section, we’ll look at different opportunities available to students during their degrees such as placements and studying abroad.

Spending time abroad during your time at university is an amazing opportunity. Whether it’s a summer school, semester (about 3-4 months) or year it’s a great chance to explore other cultures, travel and gain experiences which will help you in your future career. Both Sheffield universities offer students from a range of different courses the opportunity to study abroad as part of their degree. Whilst some people may choose to learn a language before going abroad, it’s not essential in order to participate.

There is so much to gain from studying overseas including building confidence, understanding new perspectives and making new friends for life across the world. Watch the video below to find out more about the life-changing study abroad opportunities.

Some University courses have compulsory or optional industry placements. Dependent on the course, they can range from a few weeks up to a full year. Placements are an opportunity to gain valuable experience of the workplace and provide an insight into potential career options. The work experience also looks very impressive on your CV to future employers! Sheffield Hallam University focuses on applied teaching. This means the university prepares its students for the working world through practical work and placements.

Watch the video below to hear how doing a placement has benefited Tia and Najma, Biomedical Science students at Sheffield Hallam University.

Relive the best moments of our HeppFest higher education festival from February 2023 here!